Lawanika Abney-Hagens, age 48, left her earthly body and transitioned to be with the Lord on October 5, 2021. Lawanika was born in Hampton, VA to Donald Abney, I and Cheryl Abney-Green on April 28, 1973. Lawanika lovingly married James Hagens of Dayton, Ohio on August 25, 1992. To this union was born four beautiful children, Jordyn, Taylor, Tyler, and Justin.
Lawanika spent 14 magnificent years as an adored employee of UC Health, 8 at the main campus in Clifton and 6 at the West Chester campus where she was currently employed at the time of her passing. She was loved and adored by all of the facilities doctors, nurses, and staff.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Dina Allen.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James Hagens, children, Jordyn and son-in-law Nicholas Marck, Taylor Hagens, Tyler Hagens, and Justin Hagens; two grandchildren, Jeremiah and Zhamir Hagens; parents, Cheryl and Cliff Green, and Donald I and Michelle Abney; and mother-in-law, Marilyn Schmidt; brother, Donald Abney II, sister and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Rab Harrison, sister, Rosalyn Green, sister, Dawn Mitchell, brother, Cliff L. Green and a host of other family members and friends.
Public Viewing will be held Friday, October 15 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Thompson Hall & Jordan Funeral Home 11400 Winton Road, Forest Park, Ohio 45240. Funeral service will immediately follow beginning at 10:00 AM.
Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery 11200 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, 45246.